Kaw Valley Kickballers,
Before reading this post, let’s all take a moment to remember that I know nothing about sports. Don’t forget to leave your own much more insightful predictions, or corrections in the comments section. Have fun this weekend, I’ll see you on Monday morning for a recap.
Sacred Sword (1-0) vs. Star Bar Barracudas (1-0)
Two teams coming off of impressive first week wins, Sacred Sword dominating the once powerful Wilt Chamberlains (aka Jazzhaus), and Star Bar playing an impressive game against the extremely talented Goats. This game will expose Sacred Sword as either a top-five team, or just one of the best mid-level teams. It’s too early in the season to be positive, but I imagine Sacred Sword will impress. Star Bar has a hell of a challenge on Sunday, but if their defense is just as solid as last week, they could easily walk off with a win. Prediction: Sacred Sword 12; Star Bar 5.
Slowride (1-0) vs. Los Luchadores (0-0)
Slowride was one of the best mid-level teams last year, and they’re looking just as strong this year. Los Luchadores 2.0 is still the biggest mystery of the 2011 season—forced to rescheduled their first game until later in the season, we still haven’t seen these guys in action. Slowride will be a great test to see if LL 2.0 has their shit together. If the Slowriders can come out strong and fast hump some major points onto the scoreboard in the first few innings, I imagine Los Luchadores will start the season off with their second ever loss. But… prediction: Slowride 8; Los Luchadores 11
DOUBLE – Game of the Week
The Swarm (0-1) vs. Liberty Hall (1-0)
The Swarm had one of the most competitive first games we saw last week, with just a three-point loss to The Ghosts—a team that is very familiar with the KVKL top ten. These guys will be ready for the Late Fees, and eager to get their first win of the season in front of a roaring Hobbs crowd. The Late Fees are a large team, with every player returning from the 2010 season and adding a few more on top of that. The Fees know the rules, have a number of big boots, and are heavy drinkers, the three most important elements in successful kickballing. The best part of this match-up is that these two teams know how to have fun while kicking balls, should make for a great game under the lights. Prediction: Most fun wins.
Asteroid Head (1-0) vs. Wilt Chamberlain (0-1)
Asteroid Head made everybody rethink their preseason judgments by walking away with a win over Tellers. The Wilt Chamberlains probably made a few people rethink their preseason judgments by walking away with a loss to Sacred Sword (just a few people). Is Asteroid Head a team to be feared? Are the Wilt Chamberlains just adjusting to losing 50% of their 2010 team? Perhaps the only thing that can save Wilt Chamberlain from this Texas sized Asteroid Head is the world’s best deep core drilling team, sent to nuke Jason Barr from the inside! One thing is very certain: Captain Thrasher of the Asteroid Head Art Club’s team has the most intimidating name I’ve ever heard. Prediction: Asteroid Head 5; Wilt Chamberlain 11; Jason Barr -5
Peanuts and Crackerjacks
Ms. Fortune’s (0-1) vs. Chalmersiz (1-0)
The Chalmersiz’ Captain is very confident, so confident that he claims he will kick his first ever left footed home run against the Satanists From Outer Space. These are two of the most fun teams in the KVKL, wish I could be there.
Also, rain or shine, The Three Amigos (members of Sacred Sword and Space Pussy) will be DJ-ing after the Game of the Week this sunday at the Replay.
See you at Hobbs,
Coach Billy Gay Cyrus
Pooh Bear says, “Don’t forget to hydrate, stretch, and drink.”